Fortunately for the lost seal, assistance arrived when it was least anticipated.
Wildlife is a dangerous place, especially for a newborn animal. Even in a society where dog eats dog, animals can provide moments that will warm even the coldest hearts.
Captured by Canadian nature station Oasis HD, this unique video shows a pod of dolphins helping a lost seal pup find its home.
Curiosity drove this baby seal into the ocean, into deep ocean waters, like any other newborn. However, he had no idea that wandering too far from shore could be harmful.
The baby seal has been separated from his pack for a while, and when he realizes he’s alone, he’s understandably scared. At first he tried but failed to take care of his parents.
Confused, the poor fellow began to swim towards the shore to finally find his group, but after only a few yards the weary creature could barely lift its head, and all seemed lost.
Luckily for the lost seal, help arrived when it was least expected. When a group of dolphins noticed that a newborn seal was in trouble, they decided to help him.
Surprisingly, the missing seal was surrounded by sea creatures who gently redirected it to shore. The dolphins’ extraordinary act ended up saving the baby’s life.
What’s even more incredible is that this isn’t the first time a dolphin has behaved this way. In fact, the narrator can be heard stating that this scenario is yet another example of “the bizarre altruistic behavior of dolphins towards other species”.
Dolphins are known to be highly intelligent creatures, and wildlife experts compare their social behavior to that of primates or monkeys.